mov·​ie·​mak·​er ˈmü-vē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moviemaker (audio)
: one who makes movies
moviemaking noun

Examples of moviemaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond questions of fairness, Blanchett believes that there are commercial and creative reasons for shaking up the types of moviemakers who are getting their films greenlit in Hollywood. Brent Lang, Variety, 20 May 2024 In Alex Stapleton’s 2011 doc Corman’s World, a who’s-who of American moviemakers sing his praises and the man of the hour waxes poetic about his prolific career. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2024 In fact, his goal with his directorial debut is not to beat action moviemakers and A-list asskickers at their own game but to work his way into their ranks. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 12 Mar. 2024 Top Georgia lawmakers say moviemakers should be required to do more than just show a peach at the end of the credits to get the top benefit from Georgia’s lucrative film tax credit. Jeff Amy, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2024 The awards season culminates this Sunday with the Oscars, the crème de la crème of prizes for many actors, directors and other moviemakers. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 Madea is a popular family matriarch character created and portrayed by playwright and moviemaker Tyler Perry. The Indianapolis Star, 13 Feb. 2024 Adaptations can be especially deadly when moviemakers are too precious with the source material; they’re torpedoed by fealty. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 This year, the group received 17,000 submissions, many of them from emerging moviemakers hoping to establish themselves in the business. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 15 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moviemaker was in 1912

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“Moviemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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